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Puri a Second Home
Puri beach has its own charm to attract the tourists all over the year. You can be a witness of Worshipping Lord samudra at the evening on the beach everyday organised by the local temple. It should be mentioned that Odissa government has started a very good initiative to clean the beach & to ensure the safety of the tourists by providing enough police protection on the beach.
Wonderful Seaside and Religious Destination
- Lord Jagannath Temple
- Have "Abhada" (prasadam) from the temple. Generally served around 5 p.m.
- Loknath Temple
- Gundicha Temple
- Art and Crafts Village
- Sakhi Gopal
- Sea Beach (please do not litter and beware of sporadic under currents)
- Bhubaneswar. (Temple City)
- Cuttack (Silver City - Purchase Terracota and Silver Filgiri Work)
- November to February
- Sunrise and Sunset (avoid afternoons especially during summer months)
Best Places To Eat:
-Lord Jagannath Temple
Best Places to Stay:
-Sea Hawk is also good.
-BNR Hotel- Sarkari Style, basic but magnificent.
Things to do:
Submit yourself to the divine deity and experience bliss. Surrender yourself to the lord. Admit all your mistakes. Share your worries and sorrows and BELIEVE. You will be a much relaxed and rejuvenated human being. Beware of the Panda's and unfortunately only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Take a stroll on the beach either during sunrise or sunset.Please do not litter. Beware of sporadic under currents. Beach wear is a complete no no. Ladies do not wear bare back or low neck dresses. It is considered indecent here. Purchase "Chandua" from Pipili; "Patta Chitra" and Odisha art and artifacts. Trust me they need our support else they will perish very soon. Have "abhada" (prasadam) from the temple, Chena Poda; Rabbidi and Rossogolla.
- Do not get into a tiff or argument with the Panda's. It may as well cost you your life or a broken nose.
- Only Hindus allowed inside the temple.
- Dung and spit on the roads.
- No low neck and bare back dress code for women.
- Purchase drinking water.
- Roadside canine and bulls.
I am heading to Puri
History of Puri
Located in the state of Orissa, Puri is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Puri is a coastal city that stands on the banks of Bay of Bengal. Featuring great architectural building, balanced climate, exotic beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical significance, Puri is visited by tourists all year round.
Puri also holds great historical significance because it is believed to be the land of Lord Jagannatha.
People and Culture of Puri
The major population of Puri consists of Hindus followed by Muslims. Oriya, Hindi and Bengali languages are spoken in this region. Rath Yatra is the most famous festival that is celebrated in Puri and it calls pilgrims from all around the country. Chandan Snana and the Snana Yatraare also celebrated here.
Things to Do in Puri
There are ample of places to visit in Puri. Swarming with tourists all year round, Puri is packed with many Puri attractions. Lord Jagannath Temple is the main sightseeing in Puri. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, this temple is a sacred place for the Hindus. During your Puri tour, you must the Puri Beach. The beach is long and sandy and has many stalls lined up.
From the list of Puri tourist places, one must visit the Konark Sun Temple. Shaped in a gigantic chariot, the temple is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puri places to visit include Chilika Lake and Swargadwar. Among places to see in Puri, Golden beach is worth a visit.
Food and Shopping in Puri
Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Puri such as shopping. The Swargadwar area is famous for buying artefacts made of shells and oyster. Decorative pieces are also sold here. Weaved saris namely Passapali, Ikat and Bomkai are popular here and one must make it a point to leave Puri after buying these beauties.
Oriya cuisine is the main food of Puri. The city hosts a lot of budget friendly restaurants and upscale restaurants as well. Bhojohori Manna, Chung Wah Restaurant, Bakers Boutique and The Gajapati are few popular restaurants.
Accommodation in Puri
Tourists who are wondering how to reach Puri can choose from various options such as flight, cab and bus. Located at a distance of 60 km, BhubaneswarAirport is the closest airport to Puri. One can take a flight to Bhubaneshwar and then a taxi, bus or train to Puri. There are regular flights to and from places such as Delhi, Mumbai, etc.
Since Puri is an eminent tourist destination, it is brimming with tourists all throughout the year. Therefore, it advisable to book hotels in Puri well in advance to avoid the last minute hassles. From resorts to guesthouses to hotels, there are ample of accommodation options in Puri that provide the best of services. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s budget and comfort. There are many hotels in Puri that are located in close proximity to Puri sightseeing places. Plan a trip to Puri early this season with your friends and family.
Puri seems to be very popular this season!